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First State still feeling Harvey's impact on gas prices

Delaware Public Media

First State gas prices continue to spike in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.


AAA Mid-Atlantic says Harvey’s impact on Gulf Coast oil refinery production is pushing what motorists pay at pump even higher as the Labor Day weekend draws to a close.

The average price for a gallon of regular sat at $2.67 Sunday, up four cents from Saturday and a whopping 47 cents over the past week.

And reports fewer than a dozen stations statewide have a price below $2.54.

While the First State’s 47-cent increase over the past 7 days is the biggest spike in the region over the past week, it’s average price of $2.67 is still the lowest.

In the Philly area, a gallon of regular is averaging $2.86, up 32 cents in the past week.

Maryland residents are paying $2.7, an increase of 40 cents over this time a week ago.  And in South Jersey, the price is $2.68, a 39-cent bump.

The national average is $2.62, up 26 cents since Harvey hit Texas and the Gulf Coast just over a week ago.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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